One lucky Kenyan will walk away with Sh10 million and an additional Sh1 million bonus gifted to one of their loved ones when Lotto conducts its Valentine’s Day Powerdraw next week.
The lucky winner will be the second Kenyan to land the windfall after businessman John Mungere and his wife Judy Wanjiru became the first Valentine’s Power Draw winners in 2017.
Being a young family with their only child in nursery, their focus was to build a family home and instead of pursuing separate projects, Mungure and his wife combined their Lotto winnings and jointly conceived, planned and built their vision of accommodating residential apartments.
The construction process has occupied the last nine months of his life, starting from March 2017 to December 2017 and now they have established a financial foundation that will carry them into the future as well as benefit others through affordable housing.
The draw will see the winner join the ever-growing list of millionaires in Kenya whose lives have been changed by Lotto. So far, the firm has minted 265 millionaires, including Supa Sunday winners, and 24 multimillionaires, since Lotto’s inception in November 2015.
In their recent draws, Geoffrey Njeru became Lotto’s first winner in February’s first draw while Veronicah Nyambeki was the last winner in January. With her win, establishing a fund for children’s future education will be one of Nyambeki’s priorities after tithing.
The Nairobi county resident, who operates her own charcoal and second-hand clothes enterprise, plans to maximise the possible future benefits she can obtain for her children through prudent investments and business undertakings.
Njeru meanwhile, plans to start his own business, with multiple experiences to draw from having worked in the agro-vet business previously. While intensive planning will be required, Njeru plans to open his own specialised retail shop, alongside a herbal business enterprise for his wife Judy.